Ronit Plank is a writer, Teacher, Podcast Host & Speaker.
HOME IS A MADE-UP PLACE
“A poignant and melancholy collection of stories about the constant search for a place to belong.” – Kirkus Reviews
Bracing and intimate, Home is a Made-Up Place is a collection of stories about reclaiming personal power, recognizing the difference between what can and cannot be changed, and the pull of familial attachments despite the toll they might take.
When She Comes
“An intimate, intuitive, emotionally vivid account that finds hope in reconciliation.” – Kirkus Reviews
When She Comes Back is a memoir about the loss of Ronit’s mother to the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the guru at the center of the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, and their eventual reconciliation. It’s also the story of a family trying to find itself, grownups who don’t know how to be adults, and what happens when the person your life revolves around can’t stay.
Podcast: LET's talk memoir
Let’s Talk Memoir is a podcast for memoir lovers, readers and writers, featuring interviews with memoirists about their writing process, their challenges, and what they’ve learned about sharing the most personal of narratives. Hosted by writer, speaker, and memoirist Ronit Plank, each episode of this limited series highlights different aspects of the memoir writing experience, writing tips, and inspiration.
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I’m a writer, podcaster, teacher, and storyteller. Some of my work has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Hippocampus, Writer’s Digest, The HuffPost, and The Rumpus, but for a complete list of links please visit my Published Works page.
My passion is learning how someone else has lived or survived or has come to understand more about themselves. I love the way stories–whether fiction, memoir or interviews–bridge vastly different lived experiences and help connect those who might not otherwise have found each other. Hearing someone tell you their truth and being able to share your own is what helps us feel seen and supported; it’s what keeps us together.